ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

New York City County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Central Riverdale/Spuyten Duyvil Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the following amendments to the Zoning Map affecting approximately 30 blocks in the northwestern Bronx neighborhoods of Central Riverdale and Spuyten Duvil, Community District 8:

The area to be rezoned is generally bounded by West 239th street to the north, Johnson and Fairfield Avenues to the east, Johnson Avenue to the south, and Independence Avenue to the west. The area north of West 232nd Street is presently zoned as R7–1 and the area south of West 232nd Street is zoned R6.

The purpose of the rezoning is to preclude dwelling types that deviate from the existing character of the neighborhood. Given pressure to redevelop underutilized residential lots in the area, there is a need for contextual rezoning, which will disallow multi–family structures without height limitations. The proposed action will limit new developments to a housing type and density, which most accurately depicts the neighborhood‘s existing pattern of development. The proposed zoning would not significantly alter land use or affect the amount of future development.

Contact:Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423, fax: (212) 720–3495.


New York City County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Van Cortlandt Village Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the following amendments to the Zoning Map affecting approximately 15 blocks in the northwestern Bronx neighborhood of Van Cortlandt Village, Community District 8:

The area to be rezoned is generally bounded by Van Cortlandt Avenue West to the north, Fort Independence Park and Sedgewick Avenue to the east, West 231st Street and Albany Crescent to the south, and by Heath Avenue, Fort Independence Street and Orloff Avenue to the west. The area north of West 238th Street is presently zoned R7–1; the area south of West 238th Street is zoned R6.

The purpose of the rezoning is to maintain the current character of the neighborhood, which is primarily comprised of one–and two–family detached dwellings or six to seven story multiple dwellings. The rezoning will maintain current neighborhood character by prohibiting the construction of multi–family structures without height limitation. The proposed action will limit new developments to a housing type and density, which most accurately depicts the neighborhood‘s existing pattern of development. The proposed zoning would not significantly alter land use or affect the amount of future development.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423, fax: (212) 720–3495.


Positive Declaration

New York City (Queens) County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rego Park Mall Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the applicant, Alexanders of Rego II, Inc., seeking the following actions in connection with the proposed expansion of the Rego Park Mall on a 226,737 square foot site in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens Community District 6:

The project site is located at 62–01 – 62–27 Junction Boulevard (Block 2080, Lot 101) in a C4–2F zoning district and is adjacent to the existing Rego Park Mall. The project site is subject to a restrictive declaration that permits only residential development allowable in an R7–1 zoning district despite the underlying C4–2F zoning. The site is bounded by the Long Island Expressway service road to the north, 62nd Drive to the south, Junction Boulevard to the west and 97th Street to the east. The project site is currently developed with a 300 space parking lot.

The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to redevelop the subject property with a two–tower 1,182,467 square–foot mixed–use building. One tower would contain 300 dwelling units and the second 150 dwelling units (occupying a total of 427,500 square feet of floor area); 544,976 square feet of retail use; 1,222 public parking spaces located in five levels; 315 accessory parking spaces in the basement level of the parking garage; and 23,400 square feet of publicly assessable indoor and outdoor open space. A two–level vehicular and pedestrian bridge across 63nd Drive would link the second and third floors of the proposed project to the existing Rego Park Mall. Pedestrian bridges within the proposed development would connect the proposed parking garage and the retail use. Construction is expected to be completed in 2009.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423, fax: (212) 720–3495.